CDPAS/CDPAP (Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Services/Program)
CDPAS – Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Services, also commonly known as CDPAP – Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program, are the same program. CDPAS/CDPAP is an alternative to traditional home care. It is a Medicaid program that enables self directing individuals or their administrators, to assume the responsibilities of their own care. CDPAS/CDPAP helps promote independence and Consumer Empowerment.
- Consumers will recruit, interview, hire, train, supervise and (if needed) dismiss their personal assistants.
- Consumers may hire as many personal assistants as needed to accommodate their lifestyles, authorized hours and individual needs.
If you are interested in becoming a CDPAS/CDPAP, we offer an online application, or a printable PDF to download and return to the office.
Download this form for tips on recruiting and interviewing a potential Personal Assistant.
Read More about CDPAS/CDPAP on the New York State Health website.